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Union City, California Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Union City, California. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Union City compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Union City, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 27,115 total crimes reported in Union City, California (3,532 of them violent). Of the 2,712 crimes that happen every year in Union City, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Union City, California every 3 hours. This includes 25 murders, 151 rapes, and almost nineteen thousand thefts (including 4,623 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Union City, California for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Union City has grown by 2%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 26%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Union City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three thousand for Union City, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Union City, California (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Union City, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Union City, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Union City conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.